reason with - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyreason with
he/she/itreasons with
present participlereasoning with
past tensereasoned with
past participlereasoned with
  1. reason with someone to try to persuade someone to do something by explaining why you think it is sensible

    It’s no use trying to reason with people like that.

See also main entry: reason